Course Descriptions

Foundations of Thai Massage (ITM level 1)

30 CEUs, 4 or 5 days (M-F, or broken into 2 weekends)

*This course covers the supine (client lying on back) position, and introduces the seated position.

*Introduces the concept of energy lines (SEN) and Yin/Yang.
*Teaches stretches, acupressure points, and proper use of body weight using thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet.
*Emphasizes deep-focused abdominal (Hara) work.
*Upon completion, students will be able to perform an effective 1-1.5 hour Thai Massage.

*Graduates of this course receive certification in level 1 from ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and may continue to level 2 there, with Jenn, or another ITM-certified teacher.

Level II: Intermediate Thai Massage:

30 CEUs, same format options as level 1
–Prerequisite: ITM level I
*Expands on the techniques learned in Level I to cover Side, Back (Prone) and Sitting Positions.
*Advanced yoga-like stretching movements.
*Upon completion, students will have a substantial foundation of the major positions of Thai Massage and can expect to perform a comprehensive 1.5-3 hour Thai Massage.

*Graduates of this course receive certification in level 2 from ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and may continue to level 3 there, with Jenn, or another ITM-certified teacher.

Intro to Thai Massage

(great for massage schools & hands-on bodywork/energy work-type events)

A 4-6 hour introduction to Thai bodywork, geared towards massage therapists (in school or continuing education settings) or the general public. Material covered will change slightly based on the audience, and the the time can be varied (but chosen in advance).

*Introduces a little history & theory

*Teaches techniques for a simple, but full-body Thai massage

Thai Massage for Yogis

(great for yoga studios, yoga teacher-trainings & events)

4-6 hours

*A variation on the Intro class, geared towards yoga teachers and practitioners. With the yogi/yogini in mind, the focus is more on full-body stretches and the places in theory and practice where Thai bodywork and yoga overlap (i.e. sen line theory, pranayama, etc.).

Yoga Touch

(great for yoga teacher-trainings)

3-5 hours

*This course gives students the opportunity to give and receive Thai bodywork, but with less emphasis on learning the material to take home — it’s more of a guided, relaxing give-and-take, without stopping and starting to watch demos and take notes. It’s a nice treat for students, and can be a relaxing yet relevant respite from taking in mountains of information (like in the midst of a long teacher-training course!).

Massage Stretches for the Table

Stay tuned: this course is in development as a continuing ed massage course & to be part of a regular 500/600 hour massage curriculum. Not exactly Thai on the Table, because it consists of movements we can use with a client draped with a sheet as in a western therapeutic massage setting.

Thai on the Table

Stay tuned for this one, too! It’s in the works as a continuing ed massage course.